Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
education. nhk world's michitaka yamaka reports. >> reporter: more than a thousand young people from around china gather at a hotel in beijing. they are students attending an open house. more than 40 of them. >> i want to enroll in a prestigious american university because the quality is high. >> eventually for undergraduate students, and this is one of the main goals is to recruit more undergraduate students. >> reporter: many chinese state of the unions are keen on setting up foreign universities, and if they can, make it overseas to study. overseas universities are coming to them. for example, the missouri state university, a u.s. institution, has a campus. >> at what temperature does water freeze? what would you tell me? >> reporter: chinese students of the famed degrees of the university students in the u.s. more than 2,000 chinese have graduated from here since classes started six years ago. li xinyi hopes to join them. she's a senior studying busiss administration and accounting. li comes from inland china. she achieved excellent grades in high school and was especially skille
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
, hitomi, next year. joo was educated mainly in britain. now he works in tokyo at his mother's korean restaurant. he taught himself japanese and is fluent. given his language skills and international experience, marrying a non-korean seemed natural. >> translator: as a korean citizen living and working in japan who chose to marry a japanese woman, i feel the way the political dispute is handled on tv is exaggerated. >> reporter: more than 4,000 korean-japanese couples get married every year. but people didn't welcome these unions as much years ago as they do now. this man remembers. he's a third generation korean living in japan. the japanese colonized the korean peninsula from the early 1900s until the end of world war ii. that bitter history kept people apart. he decided to feature the wedding ceremony to show how things have changed. >> translator: the old generation used to strongly oppose japanese and koreans getting married, but that is not the case anymore for the younger generation. >> reporter: lee has long hoped the bond between japanese and koreans would become stronger. he
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
businesses have been started. >> translator: we'll provide even more support by educating young, ambitious people at places like this and nurturing global competitiveness. >> reporter: this is one of the self-employed people the center helps. and its backing has paid off. chen's three friends launched this shop last week. the center provides $600 of funding a month. chen majored in journalism and graduated from university last february. his job search got him nowhere. later, he decided to start a business of his own. but first, he researched by spending six months working for various franchise restaurants. >> translator: i thought that even if i fail i could try something else. after all, i'm young so, time is on my side. that's why i decided to start a business. >> reporter: choi and his partners are trying to attract customers. every morning they sell their rice bowls to university students on the street. not only do they make sales, but it's also a good way to promote their bread. one rice bowl costs about a dollar. so it's a cheap and easy way to eat breakfast for students.
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
. abe promised to use his experience to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. shery ahn spoke earlier with our senior commentator to find out what his return as ldp leader means for voters. >> quite a turn of events. does this mean abe could once again be prime minister. >> well that's possible, i think. liberal democrats ruled japan for most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power three years ago. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set the government back. the latest polls suggest that many japanese feel that the democrats have shown little leadership and that the ldp will win the most seats in the lower house in the next general election. so the new party leader, abe, could well become japan's next prime minister. >> so now as party leader what will abe be pushing for? >> abe has said that the democrats have undermined japan's diplomacy and security and they've eroded japan-u.s. alliance. he said this allowe